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Grubhub targets cash-rich, brain-poor consumers with “Bro, do you even takeout?” ad campaign

Silicon Valley gets a lot of shit — rightly so — for the brogrammer culture that has infected some, though not all, west coast tech startups. Uber, Snapchat, Genius, Tinder all hop readily to mind when you think of companies operated by, or staffed by, dicks. Still, at least most companies on the left-hand side of America [...]

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20 years on, a Star Trek writer on how his vision of a tech-ruined San Francisco is panning out

In 1994, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner and executive producer Ira Steven Behr had a profound experience along the Santa Monica boardwalk. The weather was beautiful, and daytrippers and tourists were frolicking and taking pictures. There was also a sizeable homeless contingent sprawled about the scenic coastline, and it was the interaction between these groups [...]

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Sennheiser: Meet the Urbanite

Sennheiser chose to promote its new Urbanite headphones using the tried and tested Old Spice route. Watch as a German dressed as a pair of headphones pampers a huge and hairy ear. Join the Urbanite giveaway here. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $200-$250 Continue Reading from the Source

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New York’s “ecommerce” companies are more fashion than tech. But that’s a good thing

  Ecommerce is a fickle bitch. It seems so easy with its clear cut business model. At times the budding Web ecosystems of San Francisco, New York, and LA have all been lulled by the ecommerce siren song, only to see a wasteland of once-hyped companies that couldn’t scale or come up with a customer [...]

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Indiegogo’s PR person doesn’t want me to tell you that he’s telling you nothing about Indiegogo

“We strategically manage reputations based on our proven understanding of how and why some stories have impact, while others fade away.” – Goldin Solutions Throughout Pando’s reporting on Indiegogo scampaigning in 2014 the company has been comically tightlipped. Of 16 requests for comment I’ve made to the company dating back to the end of March [...]

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Alibaba: A tasty dish (just don’t ask how it’s made)

“When you trust, everything is simple. When you don’t trust, things get complicated.” Jack Ma Alibaba is here. Much like a pregnancy, the IPO involved years of planning, months of gestating, and, finally, weeks of mounting hype. The NYSE midwifed the offering with the utmost care to avoid another Facebook, and the result was a [...]

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Want to start the next billion dollar company? Look on Craigslist, says investor Jeremy Levine

As massively disruptive as Craigslist has been — particularly to the newspaper industry which has lost an estimated $5 billion in revenue to the online classified site — it doesn’t exactly impress in terms of design, software, or user experience. Sure, its simplicity has always been part of its charm, and what it lacks in grace it makes up for in [...]

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Bitcoin slumps amid Apple Pay competition, Alibaba IPO buzz, and lingering regulatory doubts

The price of bitcoin is in a bit of a free fall this week, after blowing through its prior floor of $450 in early morning trading. The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index currently sits at $396.91 as of this writing with no signs of the decline abating. There are numerous theories swirling that seek to explain this [...]

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Crazy, or crazy brilliant? Change Lane looks to Uber-ify oil changes

There’s ambitious startup ideas and then there’s those ideas that defy logic. But it’s these crazy businesses, when they pan out, that turn out to be the unicorns that disrupt industries and define venture capital portfolios. Uber convincing open-road loving Americans to give up their cars in favor of ride-sharing is one example of an [...]

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2014 Kindle Fire HD

This crazy cheap tablet comes in 6″ or 7″ and has a 1280×800 display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and the new Fire OS 4. The Kids Edition has a protective case and comes with a 2-year no questions asked replacement warranty. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $99-$189 Continue Reading from the Source

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Uber suffers yet another setback in Europe with France’s new “anti-Uber” law

In a move certain to make Travis Kalanick stare out a window while dispassionately smoking a long cigarette, France has passed a new law meant to make it harder for companies like Uber to convince potential riders that they should use a car-on-demand service instead of hailing a cab. The law prevents ride-hailing services like [...]

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Joey 4K 360º Video Camera

Kogeto’s Joey is a panoramic video camera. Its 13mp image sensor captures 360º 3840 x 720 video at 30fps. Kogeto already has its video hosting service running, so you can immediately upload and share your videos online. Hat Tip Link Price: $750++ Continue Reading from the Source

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The Resell Prices of the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Are Upwards of $2,400 USD

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will officially be available for retail starting September 19, 2014 in select markets across the world. With in uncertainty regarding the official availability and launch of the iPhone 6 in China, the resulting conditions have created an extremely lucrative gray market for iPhone resellers. A color representing wealth and [...]

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Thanks to the Apple Watch, is the time finally right for a “Twitter for audio”?

Many companies have tried to build a “Twitter for audio” app without achieving much widespread adoption. There’s Audioboo, Spreaker, and even SoundCloud tried to position itself a couple years ago as a place for everyday people to upload short audio messages to share with friends and family. SoundCloud has since refocused on its core users – musicians [...]

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Europe gets tougher with “right to be forgotten” ruling

Google’s fight against European governments has become a bit more frustrating. The data protection authorities in Europe said on Thursday that they will soon require companies like Google, affected by the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling, to develop “common case-handling criteria,” create a “common record of decisions,” and contribute to a “dashboard to help identify [...]

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Jeremy Levine on why so many Silicon Valley investors passed on Pinterest

$762.5 million in funding. A $5 billion valuation. 70 million hyper-engaged users who actually buy shit, and that’s just as of last year — this number is almost surely higher today. And yet Pinterest doesn’t always get a lot of respect among many New York and Silicon Valley elites. Maybe it’s because 92 percent of [...]

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Chris Christie lies yet again. Tells press conference that Sirota was fired by Pando over inaccuracies

I thought we’d already put this to bed, but apparently not. Speaking in a press conference today, New Jersey governor Chris Christie responded to the continuing scandal over his handling of New Jersey pension funds by adding yet another lie to his long, long record of untruths. Asked once again about the scandal, he responded [...]

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